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Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)

Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)
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Palm Pre (Sprint)

Palm Pre (Sprint)
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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless)

Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $49 to $59 at 2 stores $54 at 1 store $389 at 1 store $39 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews 3.0 stars out of 491 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date January 25, 2010 June 06, 2009 March 05, 2013 February 17, 2011
The Bottom Line While not a major overhaul, the Palm Pixi Plus adds built-in Wi-Fi and gives customers making the jump from a feature phone to a smartphone even more functionality without breaking the bank. Despite some missing features and performance issues that make it less than ideal for on-the-go professionals, the Palm Pre offers gadget lovers and consumers well-integrated features and unparalleled multitasking capabilities. The hardware could be better, but more importantly, Palm has developed a solid OS that not only rivals the competition but also sets a new standard in the way smartphones handle tasks and manage information. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.96
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X
Weight 3.3 oz
4.8 oz
4.6 oz
5.1 oz
Talk time Up to 312 min
Info unavailable Info unavailable Up to 300 min
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Sprint Nextel
T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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